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Multifunctional role of women as a key driver for rural development

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Project

The MORE project aims to improve the access to, and the quality of, training opportunities and qualifications of rural EU women.

Analysis

Gender issues should be integrated into rural policies at various levels and there is a need to intensify research on rural governance structures.

Training

MORE Training will consist of 10 e-courses designed for - and co-created with - rural adult women.

The Project.

The MORE project ("Multifunctional role of women as a key driver for rural development") aims to improve the access to, and the quality of, training opportunities and qualifications of rural EU women. The realities of women's lives in rural areas have become more diverse in recent decades. In today's society, women assume a "multifunctional role" in the multi-faced context of their families (i.e. child and elderly care) and social and labour ties. This multiplicity of roles contributes significantly to improvement of their families' quality of life, as well as rural socio-economic development, civic engagement, and ways of rethinking the territorial contexts.

Consortium

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News

Press Releases

Second MORE co-creation event – Radio ECCA

On October 25, 2022, the second MORE co-creation event organised by partner Radio Ecca took place. The event was organised in conjunction with Como una Cabra, an entity dedicated to the training and support of women in rural areas, specialised in entrepreneurship. A total of 18 women from rural areas around Spain participated in this event, which took place online, including entrepreneurs, workers, inhabitants of rural areas and stakeholders. The objective of the event was to transfer to women who know the rural context the results obtained from the research carried out by the different partners of the MORE project in the different European territories. The purpose was to contrast the findings and obtain information about three fundamental blocks: The definition of a multifunctional woman, difficulties, needs, opportunities and good practices in the rural context. In the session the different points of reference to the blocks were discussed and through a “World Café” dynamic the participants presented their opinion, provided significant data, proposed ideas and gave feedback to improve the training. All these points will be a key part of developing the training modules that meet the needs of the beneficiaries, taking into account the difficulties that they face, guiding the good practices that they themselves outlined at the event. Among the key points discussed was the importance of providing the necessary training that gives women the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills, mainly in personal skills, social innovation and community development, entrepreneurship and specific sectors of employability and technological innovation and digital tools. Numerous conclusions were drawn, for example, the definition of a multifunctional woman in rural areas as one who is assigned all the traditional roles but who also reinvents herself and strives for new roles, especially in the workplace, for example, as an entrepreneur. They also highlighted the need to adapt training to their needs and difficulties, creating training opportunities. All comments and inputs were collected in a second co-creation report that will serve as inspiration for the partnership and for future projects. Obtain more information about the MORE project: https://www.moreproject.eu/  https://www.facebook.com/MORE-Project-112021021533837/   https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiuQGwsLFT6RiOurR8regdw

Multifunctional role of women as a key driver for rural development

PROJECT MORE – Third (and final) co-creation event – SEERC  On November 29th 2022, the third (and final) co-creation meeting was organized in the MORE project (Multifunctional role of women as a key driver for rural development).  The aim was to review some of the completed training modules and learn and feedback into the research done in Greece by SEERC.    The meeting started with an overview of the project, the key members, and the projected outcomes.  Respondents were shown drafts of training materials and provided positive feedback on their development as well as suggestions for enhancements and further improvements. The Greek research related to the project was presented.  Participants were extremely happy about seeing the acknowledgement of the critical role of women in Greek rural communities and suggested the need nationally to provide more acknowledgement of this.  A local success case of how women can enhance community involvement and create successful business development was presented (Γωνιατισσες / Women's Cooperative "Goniatisses”). Participants were eager to see the final development of the project come to fruition. For more information about the MORE project: https://www.moreproject.eu/ 

Multifunctional role of women as a key driver for rural development

PROJECT MORE - Second co-creation event – SEERC  On October 30th 2022, the second co-creation meeting was organized in the MORE project (Multifunctional role of women as a key driver for rural development).  The aim was to review the proposed training modules put forward in the project to ensure their relevance and longevity for the target audience.    The meeting started with an overview of the project, the key members, and the projected outcomes.  Each of the training modules was overviewed.  Participants debated each but felt that the overall focus was strong, especially the need for business planning.  They emphasised the need to ensure that the digital component was infused throughout the training and that business growth and development be strengthened.   Participants expressed great interest in further discussing the multifunctionality aspect of women in rural development and pointed towards the fact that in Greece this had evolved due not only due to the covid pandemic but also the preceding Greek economic crisis.  Participants were eager to learn about the Greek research in the final co-creation event planned for late November. For more information about the MORE project: https://www.moreproject.eu/ 

Multifunctional role of women as a key driver for rural development

PROJECT MORE - First co-creation event – SEERC  On October 3rd 2022, the first co-creation meeting was organized in the MORE project (Multifunctional role of women as a key driver for rural development).  The aim was to understand and define the training needs of the target audience.    The meeting started with an overview of the project, the key members, and the projected outcomes.  The overall project outline and milestones were presented as well as the key national and EU level importance of the project. Participants clearly outlined the need to ensure that the specific needs of rural women remain the key focus of any training.  There was consensus that strategic business planning should be a key focal point as well as the balancing of work and family responsibilities.    For more information about the MORE project: https://www.moreproject.eu/